Category: Acting
Meet Toni Stone: The Most Important Baseball Player You've Never Heard Of
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, June 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 17, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
A new play puts the first woman to play big-league professional baseball alongside men center stage --- If you've never heard of Toni Stone, don't worry -- you're in good company. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond didn't know her name either until she was asked to pen a show about the African-American athlete, the first woman to play big-league professional...
She Loves Doing New Work, Even Though It's Fraught with Disappointment
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of Open, her third new play in six months --- It's fitting that Megan Hill is currently playing a magician of sorts because over the past six months she's pulled off quite the hat trick. After almost a decade of being a busy character actress in under-the-radar black boxes, she landed two profile-boosting Off-Broadway...
Good Golly, Miss Mollys
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 13, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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In honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce, two actresses take on his most iconic female character --- Irish-born actresses Aedín Moloney and Eilin O'Dea separately stumbled upon James Joyce's novel Ulysses when they were young, and they both reacted to it similarly: They were aghast. But they were also intrigued by the last...
Not Your Ordinary Jo
By MARISA COHEN
Wednesday, May 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 29, 2019  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
How Kristolyn Lloyd creates a radically new yet completely authentic Jo in Little Women In one of the most famous moments in Louisa May Alcott's beloved 19th-century novel Little Women, feisty Josephine March chops off and sells her long locks in order to send her destitute mother to Washington to visit the family's ailing patriarch, an officer in...
Finding Her Character -- and Herself -- in a Solo Show
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, May 22, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 22, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
How starring in Proof of Love has changed Brenda Pressley's life --- Brenda Pressley had never done a solo show when playwright Chisa Hutchinson asked her to star in Proof of Love, a one-person-play about a woman navigating multiple calamities. Although Pressley was blown away by the script -- "I read the first couple of pages and my mouth dropped...
He's a Big Reason Why Audiences Exit Laughing
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, May 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Mon May 20, 2019  •   Acting  •    2 comments Share This
Veteran character actor David Schramm talks about his showstopping role in Enter Laughing: The Musical --- When The York Theatre Company decided to revive one of its most popular productions, Enter Laughing: The Musical, for its 50th anniversary, the first call made was to director Stuart Ross. After all, he was the one who reworked Joseph Stein and...
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
After a successful engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in spring 2019, Mac Beth is having an encore run at the Hunter Theater Project from January 6 to February 22, 2020 with a slightly different cast. Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses --- Streamlined into one whirlwind act...
Why Alice Ripley Is Preaching LGBTQ Acceptance in a Church
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
The Pink Unicorn is having an encore run at The Cell in Chelsea from August 13 to 25. The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative woman's moral awakening --- Alice Ripley can't remember the last time she was on stage and didn't sing. "Oh my gosh… I want to say Wild Animals You Should Know?" guesses the 55-year-old...
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